I have 7 boxes of Christmas decorations.
They all remain relatively full....and by relatively full, I mean full.
This year, I chose to decorate my home with just "hints" of the holidays.
I have my reasons.
First, we spent the better part of the fall not knowing whether my husband would have a job or not (he does, thank God!). And while we did receive good news, it put things in perspective for me, especially when preparing for the holidays. Simplicity....my new mantra.
Second, we are traveling to my parents for the holidays...I am not entertaining....
And third, I like my house the way it is...all white and cream and chippy and well, those 7 boxes of Christmas decorations are all red and green and shiny and if I may so myself...cheesy. No wonder the kids love em!
I came home from Kasey's event last week and my family had not only put up our tree but decorated it as well! What a gift!
Over this last week, I added some "important" elements, including our nativity scene. I did not angst, or rush, or feel the pressure to have the perfect vignettes placed within my home. Simplicity.
And while I was at it, I took a few pictures to share with you, of the "hints" of the holidays at my cottage. I particulaly love the combination of the snow covered spruce tips, dried hydrangea in my front porch pots.
How about you this year? Are you going BIG or embracing, like me, simplicity?